When it comes to executive compensation, perks are generally a pittance compared with salaries, bonuses and stock awards.
Still, when CEOs get to fly in corporate planes for personal travel, or receive company cars or vehicle allowances, or are provided with counseling to help them with their family’s finances, it can capture the public’s fancy as much as any multimillion-dollar options package.
Take Jeff Smisek, who resigned as United Continental chief executive in September amid a federal corruption probe. He walked away with millions in cash and stock, but his relatively modest perquisites also got attention when the scandal broke.
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